It’s officially Valentine’s Day. And no matter what your feelings toward the holiday are (believe me, ours are mixed) it can still be fun to have a full day dedicated to simply loving. And while culturally the focus of the holiday seems to favor, market to and feed into romantic relationship hierarchy's], you don’t need to have a significant other to bask in the ‘gushiness’ of the day.
Simply put - let's flip the script of Valentine's Day and celebrate the love of all kinds, be it romantic, platonic or just the one off spicy kind.
So while many are making a mad dash to make last-minute reservations at fully-booked restaurants or trying to decide if a dozen roses are really worth over $100, how about we focus on some sexy self love practices we (and whoever wants to join in *wink*) can partake in at home to celebrate love on Valentine's Day and everyday.
Treat Yourself To a New Toy
No matter if you're single or coupled, masturbation is one of the best ways you can connect with your body and find instant bliss (okay, maybe the second part is my personal opinion, but the serotonin and oxytocin produced is a real thing, ya'll). Allowing ourselves to be totally present in our bodies and discover what brings us pleasure one of the highest forms of self love. So this Valentine’s Day give yourself the gift of pleasure with a brand new sex toy. Maybe you’ve been eyeing a new clit stimulator or oohing and ahhing over a rainbow colored dildo. (and don’t forget to use SALVE post-playtime) When it comes to the world of sex toys the choices have never been more vast, accessible, and down right fun! So this is your sign to indulge. And don’t worry, we’ll leave the ‘do not disturb’ sign on the door.
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Admire Your Body in a Steamy Lingerie Set
Sure, watching your partner’s jaw drop when you walk into the room in ‘that’ lace thong is amazing, but have YOU ever taken the time to appreciate how hot you are? Because you should! So put on your steamiest lingerie set, stand in front of the mirror, and just admire your body and everything it does for you. Mirror work is an amazing (albeit sometimes challenging) way to confront personal insecurities and grow to accept your natural form. While this radical self love practice can be done in the nude, the confidence boost of having on a sexy black, bustier definitely sexifies that whole experience…and hey, isn’t that what Valentine’s Day is all about?
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Touch Your Body
When was the last time you touched your body…like your entire body? (yeah, we know what came to your mind first) Physical touch has been scientifically proven to reduce stress, boost your immune system, and reduce your risk for certain chronic diseases. It also helps us feel grounded and secure in our own skin. One of the best ways to fully submerge ourselves into self-touch is through a personal massage. Feel your hands glide across your skin, pay extra attention to your muscles, and notice how different parts of your body respond to your touch. Oh, and in the spirit of the holiday, feel free to invite your partner(s) to join in. there’s enough touch to go around *wink*
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Valentine’s Day is all about getting hot and heavy, but sometimes the best thing we can do is cool down. There’s so much pressure to make February 14th the most romantic and fairy tale-esque day of your life (thanks a lot, capitalism) and this unnecessary stress can actually kill your V-Day vibe. So try to find your way back to yourself and tune out all of the ‘should do’s’ and just be present with your thoughts. Meditation can help you discover what it is YOU want out of your Valentine’s Day (and everyday). Regular meditation also offers a wide range of health benefits including: reducing stress, improving memory, improving self-awareness, and even boosting your libido! So take some time to partake in this age old practice before your big date night out (or in).
Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love in every form that it comes in.
Whether you’re celebrating with a partner, friends, or solo-style, just remember that all love is good love. So share love with others and (dare I say: most importantly) show love to yourself.
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